Amazon’s IRL experiments could expand to E Pike
Plans are moving forward for a drive-up grocery story in Ballard and now it looks like South Seattle is getting one as well
Amazon Ride will pick up commuters from Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond.
GeekWire has looked at permits filed with the city that call for a 9,759 square-foot retail space at 5100 15th Ave. N.W. in Ballard where customers can pick up groceries ordered online. Know as "Project X," it certainly seems Amazon is behind it.
Phase VIII is the 12-story building at 325 Ninth Avenue N. in South Lake Union that includes 317,000 square feet of office and retail space as well as four levels of underground parking.
Amazon doesn't have plans to build on the lot for another year so in the meantime Mary's Place will start moving families in next Monday for the time being. The charity will cover utilities but otherwise the building is offered rent-free.
Amazon might own South Lake Union and the surrounding areas but Google is making a play to stake their own claim. The tech giant is moving into Vulcan's massive mixed-use project planned to open by 2019, adding 607K s.f. of office space.